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Quetta sit-in ended

QUETTA: After meeting the demands as governor rule was imposed in Balochistan, Hazara community on Monday ended their sit-in with dead bodies of their loved ones on Almadar road in Quetta.

Addressing the protestors, former Balochistan Minister and leader of Hazara community, Jan Ali Changezi Monday announced that although the demand of calling in Pakistan Army in the city to safeguard the interests of the Hazara community was not met but they were going to end sit-in and laid the bodies in rest.

We will continue to negotiate with the governor Balochistan over the issue of calling Army in the city,” he added.

Changezi further added that almost 86 bodies of Quetta blasts would be buried after the address of Shiite leader at 10 am in the morning.

As sit-in was ended in Quetta, people in other cities including Karachi, Lahore, Sukkar, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi and other towns also ended their sit-in.

Protests in London outside Pakistan High Commission were also ended after the announcement in Quetta.

It is to be mentioned here that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashrafon Sunday night dismissed the provincial government and announced to impose Governor’s rule in Balochistan, an insurgency hit-province of Pakistan.

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf reached Alamdar Road here after midnight on Sunday to meet with protesters, as thousands of Shias protested for third consecutive day along with coffins of dozens of their dear and near ones.

During his visit to Alamdar Road in Quetta, the Prime Minister announced that the article 234 of the constitution was imposed in the province and would take effect immediately.

Later the President Asif Ali Zardari also signed the summary sent by the prime minister for the imposition of governor’s rule in the province.

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